• Well Said: Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean

    1 month ago - By Happy Catholic

    One of my favorite quotes from an author whose prose captures me every time I glance through one of his books. In everything that can be called art there is a quality of redemption. It may be pure tragedy, if it is high tragedy, and it may be pity and irony, and it may be the raucous laughter of the strong man. But down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. The detective in this kind of story must be such a man. He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a...
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